Michelle Snow

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Michelle Snow
Michelle Snow WNBA.jpg
Snow in 2011.
No. 2 – Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Position Power forward / Center
Personal information
Born (1980-03-20) March 20, 1980 (age 37)
Pensacola, Florida
Nationality American
Listed height 6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Listed weight 170 lb (77 kg)
Career information
High school Pensacola (Pensacola, Florida)
College Tennessee (1998–2002)
WNBA draft 2002 / Round: 1 / Pick: 10th overall
Selected by the Houston Comets
Playing career 2002–present
Career history
20022008 Houston Comets
2007–2008 Elitzur Ramla
2008–2009 Salamanca
2009 Houston Stealth
2009 Atlanta Dream
2009–2012 Dynamo Kursk
2010 San Antonio Silver Stars
2011 Chicago Sky
20122013 Washington Mystics
2014–2015 Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi
2015 Los Angeles Sparks
2016–present Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi
Career highlights and awards
Stats at WNBA.com

Donnette Jé-Michelle Snow (born March 20, 1980) is an American professional basketball player for Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi of the Turkish Women's Basketball League.

High school career[edit]

Born and raised in Pensacola, Florida, Snow led Pensacola High School to the state championship and was named "Miss Basketball" in 1998. Snow was named a WBCA All-American.[1] She participated in the WBCA High School All-America Game

College career[edit]

Snow was a psychology major at the University of Tennessee. She played alongside Tennessee graduates like Kara Lawson. On November 30, 2000, Snow became just the third woman in NCAA college basketball history to dunk during a game. She did so against the University of Illinois, University of South Carolina and Vanderbilt University.

College statistics[edit]


  GP Games played   GS  Games started  MPG  Minutes per game
 FG%  Field goal percentage  3P%  3-point field goal percentage  FT%  Free throw percentage
 RPG  Rebounds per game  APG  Assists per game  SPG  Steals per game
 BPG  Blocks per game  PPG  Points per game  Bold  Career high
Year Team GP Points FG% 3P% FT% RPG APG SPG BPG PPG
1998–99 Tennessee 34 290 60.0 - 0.5 6.4 0.4 0.7 1.4 8.5
1999–00 Tennessee 37 435 55.5 0.0 62.9 6.3 0.4 0.8 1.3 11.8
2000–01 Tennessee 33 365 57.2 - 60.8 6.8 0.8 0.6 1.4 11.1
2001–02 Tennessee 33 407 50.4 - 75.3 6.5 0.5 0.7 1.7 12.3
Career Tennessee 137 1497 55.3 0.0 63.9 6.5 0.5 0.7 1.4 10.9

USA Basketball[edit]

She competed with USA Basketball as a member of the 2000 Jones Cup Team that won the Gold in Taipei.[3]

Snow was named to the National Team representing the USA at the 2006 World Championships, held in Barueri and São Paulo, Brazil. The team won eight of their nine contests, but the lone loss came in the semifinal medal round to Russia. The USA beat Brazil in the final game to earn the bronze medal. Snow averaged 2.8 points per game and was second on the team with six blocks.[4]

WNBA career[edit]

Snow was drafted 10th overall in the 1st round of the 2002 WNBA Draft. Her nickname is "Shell". Snow has a 7'1"[citation needed] reach which helped her to become one of the best shot blockers in the WNBA.

In 2003, Snow was named most improved player of the year.

In the 2006 WNBA all-star game, Snow became the second WNBA player to dunk in an all-star game.

After the Comets disbanded in late 2008, she later played for the Atlanta Dream. She was traded to the San Antonio Silver Stars on March 11, 2010.[5] She was again traded to the Chicago Sky on April 20, 2011.[6] Snow signed with the Washington Mystics on February 9, 2012.[7] On September 9, 2015, Snow signed with the Los Angeles Sparks for the rest of the season.[8]

NWBL career[edit]

Snow played on the championship team of the 2003 Houston Stealth in the NWBL.

Overseas career[edit]

She played for Elitzur Ramla in Israel during the 2007-08 WNBA off-season, winning a championship with the team.[9] She had been playing for Salamanca in Spain during the 2008-09 WNBA off-season.[10] During the 2009-2012 off-seasons she played for Dynamo Kursk in the Russian Superleague A, winning a EuroCup with the team in 2012.

In the 2014-2015 WNBA off-season, Snow played in the Turkish Superleague for Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi.[11] In May 2016, Snow re-signed with Mersin Büyükşehir Belediyesi for the 2016-17 WNBA off-season.[12]


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